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Free Practice 1 results - Australian Grand Prix 2015 - Rosberg tops the times as Manor miss the action

Carlos Sainz Jr hits the ground running
Credit: Pirelli S.p.A.

Nico Rosberg led the way in the first practice session of the 2015 season, but as expected his Mercedes teammate and defending champion Lewis Hamilton wasn’t far behind. The Mercedes pair showed their dominance early, with a full second over third place Valtteri Bottas in the Williams.

Sauber sat out the session amidst the ongoing contract dispute with Giedo van der Garde, whilst returning team Manor were present but unable to run due to some software issues on the new/old car.

Toro Rosso put on a good show with Carlos Sainz fourth on the timesheets and fellow rookie driver Max Verstappen sixth. Sebastian Vettel split the two, in his first official appearance for Ferrari. With Fernando Alonso absent, Kevin Magnussen sat in the McLaren, finishing two tenths off teammate Jenson Button, although both were well outside the top ten.

1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:29.55719
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:29.58619
3Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:30.74820
4Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.01432
5Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:31.02913
6Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.06731
7Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:31.18819
8Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:31.31014
9Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:31.45122
10Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:31.5709
11Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:32.07318
12Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:32.24722
13Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:32.26119
14Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:34.5426
15Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Honda1:34.7857
16Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team2:17.7825